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Church Micro 3816...Pollington Cum Balne

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Hidden : 06/18/2013
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1.5 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

The cache is not placed at the listed coordinates but you will need to go there to get some numbers from a gravestone

St. John the Baptist Parish Church of Pollington-cum-Balne was built by the 7th Viscount Downe, William Henry Dawney, a British Politician. His family were responsible for the impressive house we all know as Cowick Hall. When William lost his father in 1846, he had already made a commitment to the building of churches.

The architect chosen was William Butterfield who shared Viscount Downe’s vision of the work of the church in the villages of England. The clay for the bricks was excavated at Brick Pond Farm on Balne Moor Road, just a short distance from the site. The kilns were situated in the woodland area to the rear of the pond. We are told that all three foundation stones for the local churches were all laid on the same day, 4th July 1853. Pollington-cum-Balne Church was completed and consecrated by Dr. Musgrave, Archbishop of York on 14th November 1854.

Lord Downe was responsible for partial furnishing of the church and vicarage. He also furnished the school house at what was said to have cost the grand sum of ten pounds!

The first vicar was the Rev. G.F.Pearson from Beverley.
As with all my new caches, this will be premium for the first three months.
At the listed coordinates you should find this gravestone for Elizabeth and her family

You will need to get some information from it to give you the coordinates.
The cache is at N 53 AB.CDE W01 FG.HIJ
A = The third number of the year of William's death
B = The second digit of Joseph's age when he died
C = The month William died, converted into a number where Jan = 1 etc
D = The date that Elizabeth died
E = C - D
F = The last digit of the year John died
G = The second digit of the date John died
H = The first digit of Elizabeth's age when she died
I = The second digit of William's age when he died
J = H - A
The cache is a short walk from here but you can't access GZ from the church yard.

If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let sadexploration know first so he can keep track of the Church numbers and names to avoid duplication.

To view the church micro stats & information page, please click here


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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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